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Branch Library

Our Family History Library is located in the Old Police Residence at 117 Gilbert St., Latrobe This historic building is accessed from Gilbert St by a driveway running beside the Online Access Centre. Free car parking is available and a picturesque park is situated at the back of our library, an ideal place to relax and enjoy lunch.
Telephone number: 03 6426 2257

Opening Hours

The library is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY from 10.00am - 3.00pm.

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Local History Project
A project to provide information on the early pioneers of the area has commenced with the acquiring of "Latrobe Early History - Pioneer Families" and Latrobe Early History - Land Valuations, P.O. Directories and more. The co-ordinator of this interesting project is Rosie Marshall. Rosie would welcome any information members would like to provide to share with others.

The Branch has in its collection, two rolls of microfilm containing baptisms and marriages for Port Sorell/Latrobe and Scottsdale/Ringarooma area. Church of England marriages for Latrobe/Port Sorell cover 1850-1859 & 1876-1895.

To assist with searching, some library staff are indexing the films, so be sure to look at these next time you are in the library. If you would like further information please send an email or phone the library during the opening hours which are listed above.

North-West Post rolls of microfilm are now in our Library.

Library Services

Visitors are most welcome for a daily fee of $10.00. There is an additional small charge for both members and visitors for the use of the microform and computer records. Photocopying facilities are available.


The library holds an extensive collection of books, cemetery transcriptions, microform and computer based resources covering all Australian states. There are also overseas records on hand.
A recent collection of newspapers includes the Advocate (1984-1997) and Examiners (1957-1972).
The library is staffed by willing and friendly volunteers who will be pleased to help visitors and members further their family and local history research.
The Mersey Branch has an ongoing committment to collecting local material and indexing records in our collection, the most recent ones being local church records on microfilm and local newspapers.


We hold an extensive collection of books including cemetery transcriptions and local family histories for the Mersey-Leven region (Devonport, Latrobe & Ulverstone).

Members may borrow from a special lending collection which contains both books and journals. Come in to the library and check these out now!

Microform and CD-ROM holdings

You may view the list of CD-ROM, microfiche and microfilm by following this link to a spreadsheet. Other Resources

Early Australian Electoral Rolls Volume 1
NSW 1903, Tasmania 1903 and Western Australia 1901

Federation Index on CD-ROM (births to 1919, marriages and deaths to 1930)
Pioneer Index [Microfiche and CD-ROM] 1803 - 1899
Births 1900 - 1905
Deaths 1900 - 1919 and Marriages 1900 - 1919
Tasmanian Convicts Index on CD-ROM
Index to Tombstones and Memorial Inscriptions from cemeteries from all parts of Tasmania [TAMIOT]
Assisted Immigration Records 1841 - 1889
Index to Passenger Arrivals and Departures from early Launceston Newspapers 1829 - 1850
Unassisted Immigrants and Coastal Passengers to Hobart 1829 - 1865
Index to Tasmanians in the Victorian Police Gazette 1853 - 1893
Hobart Town Gazettes on CD-ROM 1844 & 1870


Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials pre 1856 - 1905
NSW Pioneer Index, Federation Series 1889 - 1945
Between the Wars Index 1919 -1945
Probate Index 1800 - 1985
Rookwood Cemetery Index
Index to passengers and Crew In and Out of Sydney 1830 - 1840
Convicts to NSW 1788-1812 (CD-ROM)
Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1875

Pioneer Index 1829-1889 (CD)
Births 1850 - 1914
Deaths 1856 - 1919
Marriages 1829 - 1919
Transmission of Real Estate by Death 1878 - 1937
Dutton Park Cemetery Index
Ipswich Cemetery Index
Lone graves Index
Mt. Gravatt Cemetery Index

Births 1842 - 1922 fiche and 1842 - 1906 (CD-ROM)
Deaths 1842-1970 fiche and 1842-1915 (CD-ROM)
Marriages 1842 - 1937 (fiche and CD-ROM)
Biographical Index of South Australia 1836 - 1885

Pioneer Index [Microfiche and CD-ROM] 1837 - 1888
Federation Index [CD-ROM] 1889 - 1901
Edwardian Index BDM 1902-1913 (CD)
Great War Index BDM 1914-1920 (CD)
Marriages Index 1921 - 1942 Death Index 1921 - 1985 (CD)
Marine Index BDM 1858-1920 (CD)
Inquest Index 1840-1985 (CD)
Victorian Police Gazette 1853 - 1870
Assisted Immigrants from UK to Victoria 1839 - 1871
Passenger Lists from British Ports to Victoria 1852 - 1859
Passenger Lists from Victoria, Australia to New Zealand 1852 - 1870

Births 1841 - 1905
Deaths 1841 - 1980
Marriages 1841 - 1965